Masks as Magic: Interdisciplinary Creativity And Play From A Kapwa Perspective
Masks have always played an important part in many different cultures. Many were rooted in tribal ceremonies to seek guidance and revelations from ancestral spirits. Wearing masks is thought to transform the wearer into the entity the mask represents. For this class, we will create a space together engaging in character creation and channeling spirits to discover new aspects of ourselves. The class will introduce ways of being able to construct a wearable mask sculpture centered from basic cardboard construction and papermache techniques that can be easily modified. The qualities of what we create will be rooted in the narratives around who we are and the relationship we all have to the natural world and to our imagination.
In Filipino, kapwa is the unity of the ‘self’ and ‘others.’ The English ‘others’ is actually used in opposition to the ‘self,’ and implies the recognition of the self as a separate identity. In contrast, kapwa is a recognition of shared identity, an inner self shared with others.
- Tuition: $285
- Location: Kala Community Classroom
- Instructor: champoy
- 6 Classes
- Wednesday, October 12, 2022 — November 16, 2022
- 7:00PM — 9:00PM
- $20 - Paid towards the instructor on the first day